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, 2012. election is squadder days away. post campaigns released details on where obama and romney will be making their final appearances ahead of next tuesday. their schedules and with the swing states that have received so much attention. but as we look ahead to election day this morning we want to open our phone lines up to voters and non-swing states to hear what you think about campaign 2012. we want to hear how motivated those voters are in non battleground states are about the election. and enough on the issues that matter in your state. give us a call on the democrat's line -- 202-585-3880. on the republican line at -- 202-585-3881. and the independent line independen 202-585-38802. and you can catch up with us on twitter, or e-mail us at cspan@journal.org. good morning to you. i want to assure you that 2012 battleground map we have been featuring for the last week or so here on the "washington journal." assuring the swing states in this election. this morning on the washington journal, we want to hear from the voters in the non-yellow states. everyone else in a blue, give
will bn nationwide in the presidential election. and on a normal night, the story of that election being this close to upon us, that would drive our coverage and dominate this news hour. but tonight is not a normal night. right outside this building in the biggest city in the country, there's a massive storm that's just made landfall and all day long has been imposing its will on the atlantic coast from the carolinas all the way up to new england. it has toppled cranes on skyscrapers. this is that crane falling today. yeah, it has toppled cranes on skyscrapers, it has flooded the eastern sea board. it has messed up the presidential election. but this giant storm called sandy is not over yet. the storm making landfall just outside atlantic city, new jersey, at 8:00 p.m. eastern time tonight. forecasters calling sandy a post pos post-tropical cyclone which might sound better, but it isn't better. all it means is the storm has lost the characteristics of a tropical cyclone but still has hurricane-force winds. we want to go near where sandy made landfall. thank you for joining us. what can y
-new hour inside america's election headquarters. >> heather: i'm heather childers. radar showing the storm's enormous size. it's potential to effect 50 million americans. at least 5,000 flights have been cancelled and amtrak suspending service up and down the eastern corridor starting tonight and largest mass transit system in the country shutting down, effectively bringing new york city to a standstill. president warning people to take this seriously because sandy could possibly be the biggest storm to ever hit the united states mainland. >> my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard and atlantic going north that you need to take this very seriously. follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice. >> gregg: this storm is in the minds of all americans including on the campaign trail. here is vice presidential nominee paul ryan a short while ago in ohio? >> let's today when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that is coming. let's n
-- october jobs report has been released four days before the election. the uptick in the on employment rate is the hottest topic on the campaign trail. >> the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as suspected, even though 171,000 jobs were created in october. another 34,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is agree report. >> it is consistent with the confidence numbers but it showed that consumers are feeling better about the economy. >> is a big topic on the campaign trail. both candidates land in ohio today. governor romney visits seven states, including a rally in ohio tonight with 100 supporters, politicians, and celebrities. in virginia last night, a makeup before hurricane sandy, he argued that the resident is running out of steam. >> he was talking abut saving characters on "sesame street" and playing word games with my name and attacking me on a regular basis, a tax he knows are not true. >> president obama also visits the seven states between now and election day with a focus on ohio, is must-win state. he will be there every day between no
, the upcoming presidential election. >> because this is such a rare scenario, it is hard to tell just how the storm will affect things next tuesday. election officials say the impact should be minimal, at least here in maryland. >> an historic storm just a week before at a historically close election. >> this is unprecedented, especially in recent times. >> it is difficult to determine exactly how sandy will impact the election, if at all. >> i think it will be really minimized. we have a lot of cooperation from the governor's office and the maryland emergency management authority. >> from flooding on the eastern shore to heavy snow in garrett county, golston says there are a handful of early voting sites across america that are running on generators. >> we have paper ballots available should that be needed. >> early voting hours have been extended. locations will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. throughout the week. friday is a make up day for monday. >> the absentee ballot application has been extended until tomorrow night. >> whether it is having rallies or any kind of strategy meet
is on for the 2012 election you can still vote early but not for long. find out when the program ends. >> and we donald the worst of sandy. rain and strong winds they were here but nothing compared to what they saw in new jersey. we will show you how close we came to a direct hit on this friday november 2nd. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. we have a little bit of a break but it was kelly and gray. >> feels like a typical fall day. and lynette this is a good thing right? >> well depends on who you ask. if you ask my facebook friends, they are not liking it at all. so today, it's going to be better. we will look at maryland's most powerful radar. things are drying out. yesterday we had drizzle around and showers and in a lot of spots. today driver and we will get a few more peeks of sunshine. i will show you what i am talking about once you look at satellite and radar. stepping out the door dry times we are dealing with partly cloudy skies right now. this time yesterday, more clouds around and they stuck around throughout the day. stepping out the door this morning the on
110 homes in the breezy point community. sherrie johnson abc2 news. >>> the election is just a few days away and for one little girl tuesday can't come soon enough. we're going to tell you why she's so upset about presidential politics. >>> and the average cost for a gallon of gas in maryland, right now 3.56. today you can get it a lot cheaper. find out where. >>> we're looking at the mobile phone, this means that you need to go to our app store and download our app so you can follow along with what's going on. the remnants of sandy well off to the north now. don't go anywhere, good morning maryland will be right back. . >>> the 2012 election is five days away but because of sandy president obama put campaigning on hold. instead he turned his attention to the victims of the storm, and now the recovery stage continues. political rivals are joining forces. here's. >> now a natural disaster has softened party lines in the form of an unlikely pairing. new jersey governor chris christie and democratic president barack obama toured the storm ravaged state of new jersey. >> i cannot thank
. >> election officials plan for about 20% of eligible voters to early vote. the numbers have not been quite that they -- that big. about 11% cast their ballot as of 8:00 tonight. >> this election, you can stay more connected with our new alexian 2012 app. you can check out -- next election 2012 app. you can check on your smart phone tablet. >> the latest in the search for the captain of a sailing ship that sank during hurricane sandy. >> questions over question 4, allowing in state tuition for undocumented students. >> winds bring in cold air for the weekend. the forecasted ahead. 45 at the airport. a p downtown. real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. heading into the holidays you look for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now, get a super low price on tide, $10.99 for 100 ounces. 12 rolls of bounty are $11.99. that's a dollar a roll! and charmin is $11.99 for 30 rolls. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. only at safeway. so, maybe you're trying to fiwell, let me gi
today with just five days left until election day. the president hits three battleground states, wisconsin, colorado, nevada. the white house says the president will be briefed on details of the federal response to sandy, a day after he witnessed the devastation and promised to cut through all the red tape. mitt romney makes several campaign stops today in the swing state of virginia. >>> and there is more evidence at just how close this presidential race really is. a "wall street journal"/nbc news/marist poll of three bat e battleground state shows president obama with a six-point lead over mitt romney in iowa, a three-point lead in wisconsin, and a two-point lead in new hampshire. just five days left. >> it is so interesting to watch this as we get to that deadline. it's so fascinating. john, thank you very much. >>> back to our "starting point" this morning, it's day three of that fallout from superstorm sandy. millions of people without power in their homes. and as john mentioned, they're literally trying to pick up the pieces that remain from their homes, the pieces of the
that voted for kasich in the election swung overwhelmingly in favor of the unions in the referendum. secondly again the auto rescue. which makes a big difference in that quadrant you talked about. which is white working-class voters. and governor kasich dissed michigan, which i suppose is what you do when you're governor of ohio. michigan has had one of the biggest drops in unemployment. when obama took office, michigan was a mess because of the auto industry. they've had a huge drop of unemployment. even though they a little bit higher now than michigan. and i was struck that governor kasich suggested that everybody was for the auto rescue. no, they weren't. most republicans, with the exception by the way of president george w. bush who let it happen with actions he took, were against the auto rescue. so i don't understand, well i do understand, but people just don't want to take responsibility for where they stood on that issue. >> this was a question, carly about the auto bailout b. what role government direct government money would play in restructuring these companies. >> that's right. a
, it is crunch time. five days until the election, and the campaign shifts into high gear. president obama will be in wisconsin and colorado today. joe biden will head to i want. mitt romney will be in virginia, and paul ryan will be in colorado. we will have a live report coming up. and already a record snowfall in the great smoky mountains. that is one byproduct of hurricane sandy. officials say this is the biggest on record for the month of october. perhaps a missouri school district says it may soon stop teaching students how to write in cursive. teachers say the practice is obsolete. students have mixed opinions. >> i think they should teach it, because we will have a second way to write. >> i live right in my name in paris a -- in cursive. >> if you order something online, you do not need cursive. >> there is no word on when a final decision could be made, and that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think cursive is a worthwhile thing to teach in school? >> millions without power, and they cannot write. >> that is the way they do it these days. many students ta
. and unfortunately up through election day, lots of people still won't even have power back on yet. >> all right, bill. >> it's going to be epic. >> it is. we'll be staying with you obviously through the show. the storm surges are going to be absolutely monstrous. "new york post," closed. "the daily news" talks about "shut." "the new york times'" lead story also about the northeast bracing for the storms. "the wall street journal" talking about the monstrous storm that's targeting the northeast. and on the front of the "usa today," also talking about millions bracing for the worst of monster storm sandy. and then "the financial times" talking about how sandy adds to election tension. and it does. that was a big question yesterday in the political world. >> yeah. >> how this was going to kbangt the race. >> it could impact it in a number of different ways. it depends on what happens. all indications are this is going to be huge. there could be a lot of different situations in which homes are decimated up and down the eastern seaboard. >> up and down the eastern seaboard. we'll see what happens. i
of the 20 -- 2000 election. >> remember this? the protest. a recount that lasted for weeks. a divisive bush v gore prim court decision and who could forget those hanging chads? >> election experts say what is not gone as the possibility of another contested election. just like the floor of fallout. >> we're talking about an election that comes to a state or to. we are likely to see every aspect of the voting in registration system taken on by the parties and put to the end as it was in 2000. >> it is one of several some areas facing president obama and governor mitt romney. >> you could have mitt romney winning the popular vote but losing the electoral votes. >> 270 electoral votes are needed for the presidency. both candidates could fall short. >> if you have the right combination of states brea king, you could have an electoral vote tied. which would be a real mess. >> double the the decision up to congress. >> be pushing to relatively unknown territory -- we would be pushing into relatively unknown territory. >> mitt romney would be favored to win if the house keep the republican majorit
days. in the words of one election judge, the lines are scary long this halloween. david collins joins us now from townshen univ.d >> 100,000 -- 192,721 people have taken advantage of early voting so far. while i was in line myself, i took an unscientific sampling of what brought people here. they said the tight president race and the referendum questions. >> you are witnessing a democracy in progress. thousands of voters lining up to exercise every citizen's privilege and duty. >> we expect a heavy turnout next week. >> record numbers of your voters -- neighbors are voting early. twice as many democrats have voted early. at some polling places the way it is as long as two hours. >> all belong. we have not even had a chance to eat. >> only one alternative all -- one alternative early voting site had to be activated. voters are setting the course of the direction the state will take four years to come. to go we of seven statewide questions and a whole much of county things. you almost need a ouija board to decide what you should vote for and against. >> martin o'malley brought his 10-ye
by the end of the week. >> ahead of the election, a well known politician with ties to maryland backs same-sex marriage. >> could 2012 be another 2000? i'm nikole killion at the white house with a look at the election day hypotheticals coming up. >> here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> early voting gets underway in maryland this weekend but could all be impacted depending on how now tropical storm sandy develops. the governor's office will determine if changes to the early voting schedule are necessary to protect the public but as of right now, registered voters can begin casting ballots today through
. >> we need that. >> all right. there is an election. >> really? >> for the first time since sandy made landfall both candidates are out on the trail. we are right there with them in washington tonight. looks like the campaigns are back in action. >> reporter: it seems like they have called off that temporary truce and with just five-days left until the election, both teams are making that last minute push for undecided voters. >> this election will have huge consequence. >> reporter: romney set his sights on havev. the president won the state in 2008 but now the republican candidate hopes to turn it red again. >> the obama folks are chanting four more years, but our chant is this, five more days. five more days. >> reporter: the latest poll in virginia shows it's to close to call. obama leads 49-47%. with in the margin of error. >> hello wisconsin. >> reporter: the president started his three state swing in paul ryan's home state where he asked for more time to finish the job. >> as long as there is a single american who wants a job but can't find one our work isn't done. >> r
a big impact on the campaign trail. bear in mind only eight days away. tomorrow is election day. president obama canceled an appearance in orlando the could so he could return to the white house to monitor. president clinton will speak in his place in orange county, florida. vice president biden will be back here in the state of ohio. on the republican side, governor romney has been all throughout the state. but he will hit three battleground states in total today. first ohio, iowa and later wisconsin. paul ryan, the vice-presidentialal nominee is crisscrossing florida with three events across the state after he spent two days, friday and saturday throughout the state of ohio. but thng a back seat to sandy. maria molina live in the fox news extreme weather center with the latest on the track for sandy. maria, what do you see this hour. >> bill, good to see you. unfortunately sandy is coming. it is a very large storm system like we've been mentioning. over 800 miles wide. ism packs will be felt in portions of great lakes and west of michigan. waves are building 25 feet because of
am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families. >> the campaigns have been suspended. entire cities shut down and the worst is yet to come. >> water is up over the street. >> the wind gusts are getting more and more frequent and much stronger. >> the fear is it's going to be worse than irene. >> tonight full reports from up and down the east coast. >> it's only a matter of time as this system gets closer. >> governor martin o'malley over the battering in baltimore. and ted strickland on what the storm means for the political storm in ohio. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. sandy is expected to make landfall at this hour on the coast of new jersey. the storm is now a post tropical cyclo cyclone. the path on the northeast corridor has been slow and moving very wide. hundreds of thousands of people in coastal areas have been evacuated up and down the east coast. this is a live shot from delaware. we'll get a live update from the shoreline in just a moment. authorities say new york city and long island could get
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. with just days to go until election day, both presidential candidates are putting the focus back on campaigning after super storms in the race of the east coast. helen jackson has that story. >> president obama is back on the campaign trail today, joining mitt romney as they focus on the finish, which is coming up fast. president obama, during the jersey coast, delivered a message to those devastated by sandy. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need. >> his message today will shift away from the path of destruction to the path to two hundred 70 electoral votes. in florida, mitt romney back of more aggressive attacks. >> give cost your loved ones and he them in your thoughts and prayers. -- keep them in your thoughts and prayers. >> i think by the weekend, we will be focusing again on the candidates. >> so far this week it has been up to the surrogate's to do the slamming. former governor jeb bush had some choice words about president obama. >> his entire strategy has been blame others -- starting with my brother, of
pollutants. 3 with just a few days tt go before election day, the pandidates are doing the swing state shuffle.as mary ellen hopkins explains... president obama and republican candidate non-stop appearances in eight states that arr still up for gg. grabs. president obbma made his case toovoters in las vegas. he echoed the slogan from his &pfirst campaign about bringiig change to merica.right now, we ould be putting more folks back to work right now fixing more rrads bridges, expanding broadband to rural letts ppt american's back to to be done.mitt rrmney hit need- back on the president's "change" theme during a pampaign stop in roanoke, virginia.there's no question in my view that we really can't have four more years like the last four years. the obama folks are chantinn four m but our chanttis this five more days, fiie more days is purrchant...(applause).romney delivers what hisscamppign says is his "closing argument" poddy during a ssop in pisconsin. then he's off to ohio for two rallies.obama will also be in ohio -- here events before heading back o -3 the white house. the pate
days left to the election tomorrow morning. we will take you live to the floor of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. november 2, 2012. i hereby appoint the honorable frank r. wolf to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend steven willis, first baptist church in west virginia. the chaplain: let us pray. to the one who governs seas and quells the storms, we thank you for offering each life and granting hope in times of calamity. we come to you on the eve of this election seeking wisdom. for failing to take up the calls of the fatherless, we ask for mercy. for insufficiently defending the case of the widow, we humbly repent. teach us to fear you and keep your commandments. may we learn to do good, seek justice, and rebuke those who would oppress your children. restore ou
. they want the president out on the trail, making the case for re-election. but they don't want to send the signal that he's putting politics ahead of people's lives. nora and charlie? >>> governor mitt romney is reshuffling his schedule because of hurricane sandy. he spent most of sunday in the key swing state of ohio. jan crawford is in cleveland covering the romney campaign. >> reporter: good morning. romney already has canceled four campaign rallies in new hampshire, in virginia and the campaign felt like it had no choice. these events use a lot of local resources, law enforcement officers, state troopers and a campaign, of course believes those resources would be better getting ready for this big storm. >> i know that right now some people in the country are nervous about a storm about to hit the coast. and our thoughts and players are with the people who find them says in harm's way. [ applause ] >> reporter: on sunday in ohio mitt romney and paul ryan took a break from their campaign message to talk about hurricane sandy barreling toward the east coast. >>
in maryland today. voters turned out in large numbers. the state board of elections says the number of early voters so far is more than 192,000. some polling places reported a two hour wait. early building is open to registered voters through this friday, november 2. the polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. anyone still in line at 9:00 will get to cast their ballot. for a list of sites, even had our web site, wbaltv.com. mitt romney is hoping some of those votes were for him. today he returned to the campaign trail but the republican presidential nominee clarified his position on the federal emergency management agency's role in disasters like hurricane sandy. in a statement released today, he says fema plays a key role in working with states and counties to prepare for a response to natural disasters. last year, mitt romney appeared to suggest fema should be shutdown and its responsibilities left to the state tree >> tonight bge restore power to more than 90% of customers. >> there are some still in the dark tonight. more on the cleanup in the aftermath. >> we are said at the b
but it is not enough to repair the damage from the recession. >> what does all this mean for the election outcome? >> most americans have made up their mind about the candidates and certainly about the economy. a little news is not likely to change that. >> about 4% of likely voters remain undecided. it is not clear whether the numbers will sway them either way. >> what else did you see that was interesting? >> it shows growth in manufacturing and construction as well as the hotel restaurant and health-care sectors. on the downside, government hiring is down in the states and also no hourly wages remain flat. >> there are a number of referendum on questions, one of the least understood house to do with allowing illegal immigrants who pay taxes and in state tuition rate for college. david collins joins us in the studio with more on the dream act. >> honestly, there are no answers to some of the questions. how much will actually cost taxpayers? how many immigrants will go to college? will it take spots away from legal residents? >> when my father graduated high school, -- >> the personal story in s
from election day it is a buckeye state battle. tonight outside cincinnati mitt romney got a little help from his friend. >> kid rock warm up the crowd of nearly m. many republican allies came out. romney deliver his closing argument. >> do you want more of the same or do you want real change. >> the most recent polls have the president ahead or show a tied race. one key reason, the president has his theory. >> i understand govern romney has had a tough time here in ohio because he was against saving the auto industry. >>ed to mr. obama launched a fresh attack accusing his rival of trying to this scare off voters. >> italians are going to build jeeps in china. >> chrysler said that is not true. there are no plans to move production to china. a rep said it was cynical campaign politics at its worst. >> both campaigns are trying to reach the magic number. no matter how you do the math with the eight battleground states it is clear ohio is the key. >> ohio is the tate -- state we need to win. this campaign hopes the enthusiasm they saw here will be seen across the state on election ni
to increase their chances of winning on tuesday. >> if the president wins florida, the election is over. ohio, in many respects, is the pivotal state. can romney find a path towards the presidency without ohio? and i would say that with wisconsin in play and that being a home state advantage for ryan, that wisconsin gives an alternative. >> and both campaigns are expected to cris cross one another this weekend in swing states like new hampshire, iowa and virginia. >>> voters turned out on the final day of early voting. 90,000 voters cast their ballots. numbers have been huge eve within the disruption of hurricane sandy. >> samantha burrell wasn't expecting to be met with cheers at her voting location on friday. but that's exactly what she got. she's a proud first time voter and an early voter. >> to be a first time voter is such an extraordinary chance that most people don't get to take, so i was so happy to make history today. >> samantha was one of more than 415,000 marylanders who took advantage of the five days of early voting. an estimated 92,000 had voted just on friday alone. convenien
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-fatal shooting. >> five days before election day and their race to the white house is back at full speed today. with next tuesday's outcome very much in doubt, both sides tried out their final pitches to voters in key battleground states. >> mitt romney went to virginia, a swing state where the race is tight and made his closing argument. >> if the president were to be reelected, you will see high levels of unemployment continue and stalled wage growth, just like we have seen over the last four years. >> his new ad is positive. >> but the former governor's path to a win looks difficult. he is down by six points in iowa and closer in new hampshire and wisconsin. >> that is where air force one when today -- green bay. president obama back on the trail after suspending campaign for hurricane sandy. >> we know what things look like and what the government is -- with the governor is softener -- with the governor is offering is not change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. >> his new ad features: paul. >> the president saved the auto industry and the actions he had -- he is tak
voice, your vote. just ten days until the presidential election. today the president rallied a crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washingto
on election day. >> good morning, it is kind of busy in terms of incidents. southbound 895, there is a disabled vehicle and they are blocking some lanes at the moment. avoid the delays by taking 95 to fort mchenry. washington boulevard and montevideo road as an accident in elkridge. 97 looks good but we are looking at a little bit of a slowdown southbound 95 past 32. in bel air, defective traffic lights could hinder your commute. stop signs are in place to help you get through that intersection, just be careful. no delays on the beltway at the moment. >> taking a look at some of our top stories -- three people are in custody and three others are recovering this morning after gunfire scattered a crowd of halloween revelers in hollywood, california. police had to be called in to clear the streets. more than 1000 people in kentucky had to leave their homes after a train derailment caused a chemical fire outside louisville. three workers were seriously burned. people living within a five-mile radius or ask you to leave their homes or stay inside. a district in missouri wants to
into wednesday. right now, election day is looking good. don't forget to check your smoke alarms. we go back to standard time had come into and comes 1:00 a.m. on sunday morning. the seven day forecast, temperatures in the low 50's. close to freezing sunday, monday, and tuesday. some showers, may be a storm with coastal storms wednesday to thursday. >> if you have been using reusable backs, you will not like this. >> are you kidding? that is shocking. really? >> what a new study and covers that may make you cringe. >> middle schoolers raising millions of pounds for food. sandy so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven. well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself. >> we have an update to breaking new
because it's a battleground state and could help decide the presidential election, but now with sandy approaching we're right in the path of the storm. virginia is under a state of emergency as residents get set to hunker down. this morning virginia's governor is here to talk about the preparations for this massive storm. >>> new york's governor has declared a state of emergency as well here in new york. sandy is packing sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. this is what we know. this is the latest now. it's expected to hit somewhere along the delaware or new jersey coastline by early tuesday morning. this is a huge storm. in fact, it could bring tropical storm force winds across an 800-mile-wide stretch of the country from the east coast to the great lakes set to bring those strong winds, those torrential rains, even snow affecting up to 60 million people. we'll have live reports from all along the east coast in just a moment, lester. >>> and, jenna, then we will talk about battleground: virginia, one of the few states up for grabs. we'll examine why this once reliably republican str
the impact on the election, sir? >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and i'm worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. the election will take care of itself next week. >> and with only eight days to go, the election just might have to take care of itself. president obama shut down his campaign activities today. there are no public campaign events scheduled tomorrow for president obama. or vice president joe biden. the romney campaign announced mitt romney will host a so-called "storm relief event" in ohio tomorrow with nascar's richard petty. and country music's randy owen. if the serious aftermath of this hurricane runs into this weekend then for all practical purposes the candidates may have already made their closing arguments to the voters. what they have to say now may not be heard over the storm coverage. team obama's last public act took place in ohio while the president was in washington. >> we went to florida last night and he got
that we know of was injured. >> thank you, melanie. the election is right around the corner now. we want to remind you early voting is extended through tomorrow in maryland and through saturday in dc after a two day suspension due to hurricane sandy. last minute push for the presidential candidates. as the ads play on your tv, what's true and what's not? joining us is jonathan strong with role call and we've been doing this for several weeks back checking these ads to kind of help the voters and the viewers understand what's real, what's not. thanks for coming in. are they getting more and more aggressive and can we expect more of the same in the last few days? >> there's a few instances where the ads are pushing the envelope a little more than we've been seeing. one of the thoughts, the strategies here is that it doesn't catch up with you in time for election day. you have to be really careful about the ads in the last few days. >> i personally, i almost completely ignore the ads just because of that. another candidate doesn't have time to refute it. we were going to go through specific
for a while. portions of the northeast could be without power maybe until election day, do we think in. >> yes, yes. the weather is very impactful to the weather from a turnout perspective anyway. we've done research that shows 30% to 35% of independent voters will not vote if the weather's bad. not only on top of that, we have upwards perhaps of 10 million people losing power this week. i'm sure there won't be that many by election day but it will be very disruptive, as well as disruptive to the campaigns. it throws a monkey wrench into the entire campaign and election. >> we don't know if there will be alternative plans as a result of that. i mean, already we were hearing earlier that the administration was considering not releasing the jobs numbers on friday. what are the alternative plans if, in fact, this does impact election day and the opportunity for those independents to vote? >> i think it could get really, really complicated and state by state. i don't i think we'll know unless the dust clears. it's an unprecedented event. you overlay it on timing before the week of the election, ma
states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. i've always been lucky. flew 37 bombing missions over germany. made it home every time. i'm lucky to have good friends who are all still around, and we're all lucky to have a friend named ben. ben's protected our medicare and veterans' benefits. and he's helping my 13 grandchildren afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. we're trying to return to normal. we start in northeast where debris is still an issue on route 40. watch for closures. in white marsh, another closure because of debris. in phoenix, northbound york road, we still have enclosures in effect because of the partial building collapsed. some closures in effect at seminary avenue. in crofton,
, good morning maryland. >> just one day left to get your vote in early before election day. pack patience if you plan to go out. >> to expand gambling or not? that's a question for next week. we will tell you who is coming out in support of it. >> and we were spared the worst but could it have been worst? we will look at how close we came to being in the center of the storm's path on this friday >> i am megan pinningel. happy friday. we have had a rough week here in maryland. >> it has been a really tough week out there -- out there. you have the cold weather behind sandy that dominated the news well past wednesday. a lot of people are in the dark. >> i that i lot of people are he had ay for warmer temperatures and maybe some sunshine. if we can dream. >> lynette. >> right. i might be able to do one of those for you. and that's the sunshine. and a little more sunshine into the weekend but we will stay cold. sandy shifted the weather pattern. remember before sandy we were in indian summer temperatures in the 70s. not so much. we are coming in below that. very cold mornings now com
their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true, that music. someone asked me what are you most liking forward to in that first day? i said one of the thin
and without government. then he got elected and began to claim he was misquoted. from that, zocalo said big questions may lot of different perspectives. we have re-different people here -- three people here from different parts of the country, different backgrounds. they're all journalists. they are all people who have looked at a wide variety of topics in their work, and have among the topics they have looked at, are the media itself and specifically questions about how we keep a check on power, keep a check on government. you will hear from all three of them. i will introduce each of them as i ask the questions. immediately to my right is bernardo ruiz. his most recent film "reportero," is an incredible film if you have not seen it, it follows a reporter at an embattled mexican news weekly reporting on organized crime and corrupt officials. the film was completed and toward mexico and the human rights watch film festival and will air january 7, 2013 on pbs. he also produced two documentaries examining the dropout crisis and is a previous director of "the american experience, roberto cleme
of issues on the maryland ballot from st. sex marriage to gaming. even so, and election officials are stunned. >> it is very overwhelming. and a great turnout. this is what we wanted to see happen during all that -- early voting. >> the way did not deter people. did they want to give up? >> not when it is your civic duty. >> the early voting is open to registered voters. from 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through november 1 except tomorrow when ey will be open from noon until 6:00 p.m.. you can find early voting centers on our web site, wbaltv.com. the governor's office says it will determine if changes to the early voting scandal are necessary to protect the public. >> the approach of hurricane sandy is forcing the obama and mitt romney seems to be right to their campaign matt. -- to rewrite their campaign map. president obama said mitt romney is offering a re run at past policies. mitt romney join markell rupiah -- joined marco rubio tpday. oday. the obama teams as president obama is ready to stand a case of disaster because of hurricane sandy. >> download our new election mobile app to
. >>> thank you very much. five days until election day and for many of you it can't come soon enough, but one little girl, she wants it to be november 7th probably more than any of us. we're going to show you her reaction to yet another interview with the presidential candidates. >>> it's 5:43. we weren't completely spared from sandy's destruction but when you look at the images from new york and atlantic new jersey we know we did not get the worst of it. we are sending charlie up to atlantic city this morning, so he's out in our parking lot. you're about to leave, and what's the goal of this trip? what are you hoping to inform people about? >> what we're doing is we want to give people an idea of how close we came to a direct hit. this storm sandy was 900 miles in diameter so when you look at it from the point of view of a radium it was 450 miles and it missed us by 100 miles. here's an idea to give you a clue. this a map quest of where we are relative to atlantic city. we're 150 miles as a drive up to philadelphia and over, but on a direct line we're right about 100 miles from the path of t
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